Review: Blurex Leather Slim Folio Case for HTC EVO View 4G

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Over the past few months, we've looked at several cases for the HTC EVO View 4G: from the functional, to the sylish, to the outrageously expensive. But what about a case that is useful and somewhat fashion-forward, while also not costing an arm and a leg?

For me, the Blurex Leather Slim Folio case for the EVO View fits the bill perfectly. If you follow our sister-site, Pocketables, you may remember seeing a video review of this same case protecting an HTC Flyer. Personally, my View has been sporting this case off and on for almost six months, and it still looks as nice as the day I got it. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about the Noreve Tradition case I reviewed in November, which cost a lot more than the Blurex case – the color is already starting to peel off in some places on the Noreve case.

At any rate, read on to see if this case is right for you.

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My first impressions of the case: it's nice. Really nice. The leather is of a high quality, it feels good in the hand, and the stitching is flawless: even after all this time, it looks the same as the day I first got it.

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It also fits the EVO View perfectly; if anything, it grips the tablet a bit too tightly. It can therefore sometimes be a slight challenge when removing the case, but in all honesty this is not a big deal to me. The fact that the grip around the sides of the tablet hasn't loosened over all this time speaks to the quality of the design and manufacturing.

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As you can see, even though this case is marketed for use with the HTC Flyer, it doesn't make much of a difference as all the cutouts are still in the right places for my EVO View. And as an added bonus, the case allows me to prop the tablet up at two different viewing angles to watch movies or play games: this is great when I'm laying in bed, as I can prop the tablet up on my stomach and watch something on Netflix before falling asleep. This also makes up for the lack of a kickstand.

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As I got an earlier version of the case, there was no included holder for the HTC Scribe stylus. In my opinion, this is one of the only serious shortcomings, and it's something that Blurex seems to have corrected now.

That being said, it's kind of hard to find a place to purchase this case. I originally got it on Amazon for $22.99, but it seems to be sold out there. I was able to find a few searching eBay, and you might be able to uncover some additional buying options through Google.

In any case, if you can snag one of these with the stylus holder, I don't really think it's possible to go wrong. It's a fantastic case, at a great price, so it definitely earns two thumbs up from me. (Oh, and if you do end up buying this, let us know in the comments where you got it from!)

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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